Day 13 – July 20, 2017 – Kigali – Reflections on Africa

Since our flight home did not leave until 8:20 pm, we had the whole day to sleep in, get packed and organized and explore the city on our own. We headed out of the hotel toward the downtown area, which was a 15-minute walk. We went to the Union Trade Center and the Kigali City …

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Day 12 – July 19, 2017 – Volcanoes National Park

We were up at 5:15 am to get dressed and ready for our gorilla trek. It was cold, so we dressed in layers and brought gloves and a raincoat as instructed. After a long, bumpy ride higher up into the hills, we arrived at the starting point of our jungle climb. We were given walking …

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Day 10 – July 17, 2017 – Arusha to Kigali, Rwanda

Today was really a transfer day for us, driving to Arusha to switch drivers for our ride to Kilimanjaro airport, final destination Kigali, Rwanda. We stopped along the way to do some shopping for gifts, something we have not done at all since we’ve been here. We found some nice things and negotiated hard! After …

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Day 9 – July 16, 2017 – Hadzabe, Blacksmith and Daytoga Tribe visits

Today was going to be focused on seeing 3 other local tribes. Important note: there are over 120 tribes throughout Tanzania. They do not fight, although the Masai and Daytoga tribes have an unfriendly history, they get along today. The tribes all coexist in relative peace. They exchange goods and therefore have relationships that work …

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